Dr. Melanie Frogozo, OD, FAAO, FSLS
University of Houston College of Optometry
Dr. Melanie Frogozo is an optometrist who is residency trained in the treatment and management of anterior segment disease through medically necessary contact and prosthetic lenses. Originally from Houston, she completed college at the University of Texas at Austin and optometry school at the University of Houston.
After graduation in 2008, she practiced within a commercial optometry setting in Kansas City, MO and it was during this time she became interested in advancing her knowledge in eye disease and specialty contact lenses. In 2011, she made the decision to pursue a residency in cornea and contact lenses at the University of Houston where she also completed a rotation at the PROSE clinic at Alkek Eye Center at the Baylor College of Medicine. After residency, she took a faculty position with the prestigious University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences where she continued to develop her specialty. In 2013, she returned to Texas and joined Alamo Eye Care.
Dr. Frogozo provides routine eye care, fits contact lenses on both children and adults, and manages eye diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic eye exams, macular degeneration, and dry eye. She is the director of The Contact Lens Institute of San Antonio at Alamo Eye Care. Her expertise is managing very complex corneal and anterior segment cases with specialty rigid and soft gas permeable contact lenses such as keratoconus, keratoplasty, pediatric and adult aphakia, trauma, and graft versus host disease. She also enjoys fitting soft and hard bifocal contact lenses and contact lenses for orthokeratology. Her additional professional interests include nutrition and its role in systemic and ocular disease, treatment and management of blepharitis, and custom scleral lens fitting based on 3D imaging and molding.
She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and the Scleral Lens Education Society, and a member of the American Optometry Association, Texas Optometry Association, and the Ocular Nutrition Society.
Additionally, she volunteers her time at Haven for Hope I Care San Antonio Clinic.
When she is not seeing patients, Dr. Frogozo enjoys spending time with her husband Jon, daughter Teal, and their two cats Ilsa and Mr. Big. She also enjoys practicing ashthanga yoga and ballet.
Inter American University of Puerto Rico, School of Optometry
Dr. Stephanie Aguilar, OD
Stephanie Aguilar is a board certified medical optometrist and proud San Antonio native. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio and the Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Optometry. Dr. Aguilar was admitted to the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society and her research in school on the incidence of diabetic retinopathy in Puerto Rico was published in the prestigious journal Optometry Vision and Science.
After graduating from optometry school Dr. Aguilar completed an ocular disease and primary eye care residency at the Boston Veterans Affairs Hospital in Brockton, Massachusetts. During residency she completed rotations at the Boston Foundation for Sight and Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston, the VA Boston Ophthalmology services, and Beth Israel Deaconess hospital.
Dr. Aguilar is proficient in the diagnosis and management of ocular diseases like glaucoma and cataracts as well as ocular manifestations of systemic diseases including, but not limited to, diabetes and hypertension. Her hospital training prepared her to be efficient in treating emergent eye conditions like foreign body removal, chemical burns, and uveitis.
Having passed the Advanced Competency in Medical Optometry Dr. Aguilar is certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry. She is a member of the National Association of Veterans Affairs Optometrists and the American Academy of Optometry, where she is currently pursuing a fellowship. She is also a long-time volunteer at Haven for Hope I Care Clinic and Dress for Success. Her passion in optometry lies in managing dry eye and incorporating aesthetics into eye care.
When not seeing patient she loves cheering on the San Antonio Spurs and spending time with her family and friends.
Dr. Aguilar is thrilled to be joining Alamo Eye Care and looks forward to serving all your eye care needs!